Good results come for Sunbury Blues in weekend’s grade games

Under 7

The u/7 Blues and Whites played against each other.

Due to the end of holidays some players were missing but all the kids had fun and mixed players around.

Rhylan Pendleton was on fire and scored lots of goals for both teams.

Kai Warren was also in the mix and scored some nice goals.

Maddalin Hopper with a huge kick put some balls through for team-mates to score.

Marcus MacDonald, Charli Mayes, Kai Warren, Chantell Houghton all put in a top effort.

Great work by all kids.

Under 9

The U/9 Blues continued where they left off before the Easter break with Ryan Smith and fill-in U/8 player Jacob Giblin strong in defence.

The accurate passing and running from Hudson Nitz, Jacob Darnell, Isaac Cameron and Byron Sawtell resulted in lots of nice team goals being scored.

Hudson Nitz, Jacob Darnell, Byron Sawtell and young Jacob Giblin scored for the Blues.

Under 10

The u/10 Blues had an amazing game with many goals scored.

Kane Lewis was the goalkeeper in the first half and made some great saves.

Riley Lewis took over the keeper's position in the second half but didn't see much action but when opposition players did get through the defence he was ready.

The boys worked the ball with some amazing passes to set up the goals.

Some players struggled with the heat but still managed to play well.

Well done Ethan Taylor, Riley Colls, Taylor Povey, Aaron Moore, James Sten, Riley Lewis, Riley Newman, Blake Jefferies, Kane Lewis and Fletcher Doyle.

The three Rileys, Blake and Fletcher scored goals.

Many thanks to Fletcher for helping out the team.

The u/10 Whites who are mostly all new to soccer are improving with each game.

Again the heat affected players but all played a great game to win their first game of the season.

Keiron Houghton played in goal and made many good saves.

Fletcher Doyle had a great game with some fantastic passing and runs down the wing which saw him score multiple goals.

Great effort by all.

Many thanks to Riley Lewis, Kane Lewis and Riley Colls for helping the team who were short on numbers.

Under 11

The U/11 Blues controlled the game from start to finish with great ball movement and defence.

Nicholas Ryan, Brayden Chapman and Tayah Sawtell made sure that nothing made it through to their keeper.

Bailey Sawtell and Hayden Petersen controlled the midfield working tirelessly and giving accurate passes out wide to Noah Tye, Tarleah Lesnieweski, Tiarna Scott, Sophie Ryan and U/10 player Taylor Povey to move the ball around the opposition defence to then square the ball across goal for Kyle Wischnevsky to take many shots on goal. Kyle, Sophie, Bailey and Taylor scored for the Blues. Tarleah had an awesome game attacking and defending.

Under 12

The u/12 Blues travelled to Hervey Bay for their game.

The Blues all combined well and had a convincing win against a team who were missing several players.

Dylan Maurer, Brendon Renshaw, Aaron Nehow, Harvey Barlow scored goals.

Credit to the Bayside Strikers Team who never gave up and were determined to play the whole game.

Awesome work by both teams.

Under 13

The u/13 team had another win in Hervey Bay.

Players were a little rusty after the break with lots of missed opportunities but still managed to score for a 1-0 victory.

Bridget Povey scored the only goal of the match.

Under 14

The u/14 Blues had a convincing 10-1 victory against their opposition.

The team hit their straps from kick off and had a few nice goals by half-time.

After a few changes made in the second half, the team still performed well and continued to set up and score goals.

Special mention of Hayden Coe, Liam Atkinson, Connor Sawtell and Joel Neville for strong games.

Hayden Coe 4, Luke Smallwood 2, Connor Sawtell, Andrew Beverley, Regan Chapple, Kaitlyn Ryan scored the goals. It was a great all-round team performance.

Congratulations to all team members.

The Sunbury Blues youth team played the KSS Jets in the Bay on Tuesday and after a slow start eventually grabbed control of the game.

Nick Psalia, Riley Peters, Pacey Clarke and Ethan Skerritt were strong in defence.

Sebastian Smith again made some strong saves in goal.

Lachlan Lowe had a great game out wide doing plenty of long runs.

Maddi Ward and Brady Zampech look good holding the ball up and passing out wide to get in behind the defence.

Angus Dodd, Ethan Grambower, Riley Peters, Ryley Sauer and a screamer from Jacob Blanco scored the team's goals.

It was great to see Riley Peters, Ethan Skerritt, Pacey Clarke and Josh Rendall all step up and help our second division men's team out on Saturday with all playing strong games, well done lads.

Second Division Women defeated Fraser Flames on Friday night.

With some players sick and others unavailable due to helping the 1st Division team out who played in Hervey Bay the same time as the 2nd Division in Maryborough.

With only one substitute the girls showed courage and played with a lot of heart to continue the whole game.

Taelah Godfrey did well in midfield and was then moved to centre fullback position which she handled extremely well and shut down the opposition's speedy striker.

Sally Moller swapped with Sharon Hepburn in goals due to being ill and made some great saves.

Lauryn Garrard played her usual strong defensive game and never gives up.

Stacey Cowell in her first season of soccer played an awesome game in midfield and will run and tackle anywhere she's required and was Player of the Match.

Kaitlyn Ryan was damaging as usual and was wisely used by her team-mates.

Using her pace and skill she slotted home three nice goals along with Taelah who also scored.

This game was a credit to all the girls for hanging in there, handling different positions and never letting each other down.

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